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Azumi A.

Pasadena, CA

$60/hour

Professional Japanese tutor

5.0 average from 588 ratings
Quickest hour of my week.
— Cliff, Long Beach, CA on 12/10/13

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KEC Japanese Language Institute

Education

KEC Japanese Language Institute

About Azumi

Konnichiwa! Hello!

Thank you for your time to read my profile!

*I went back to school May 2016 to become a better teacher/tutor! (majoring in Asian Studies). So, my availability is very limited now. Sorry for your inconvenience :(

I am a native Japanese speaker, with formal training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. I am a graduate of KEC Japanese Language Institute in Kobe, Japan. I studied to become a Japanese teacher with the intention of teaching outside of Japan. I have experience teaching people of all levels and backgrounds both in Japan and here in Los Angeles. Currently, I also have some celebrities as my clients. I appreciate that I always can meet new people and really enjoy and love my job.

I worked for Berlitz before, and they sent me to Sony Pictures and Sony Networks. I was teaching there from 2010 to 2012. I am comfortable to teach in a group, and business Japanese. I am experienced in JLPT prep work as well. Also, I was working at Japanese Saturday school until March 2013. I was in charge of the 6-year-old class. I also love teaching kids and young people. After I started focusing on private lessons more, I also started teaching via online. You can find me among online tutors as well. By the way, I LOVE teaching beginners!!

I put a lot of time and effort into my lesson preparation. I am confident you will both learn a lot and have fun. I also love sharing stories about Japan with people who come from different countries. I want to tell you about Japanese culture as well as the language.

On a personal note, I was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. (I love Osaka!) I moved to Los Angeles in 2010. I like otaku stuff (manga, anime, cosplay, Hatsune Miku, etc.) movies, owarai (Japanese comedy) and cooking. I make a mean cheesecake (my Japanese cooking is good too though!) . I love to chit-chat in person and by email.

Feel free to ask me any questions about my lessons.
I would be very happy if I can help you!

Arigato!
Konnichiwa! Hello!

Thank you for your time to read my profile!

*I went back to school May 2016 to become a better teacher/tutor! (majoring in Asian Studies). So, my availability is very limited now. Sorry for your inconvenience :(

I am a native Japanese
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106
Background Check: Passed

"Quickest hour of my week."

- Cliff, Long Beach, CA on 12/10/13

"Azumi is great!"

- Aaron, Aptos, CA on 7/9/16

"Another great lesson"

- John, North Charleston, SC on 2/6/16

"Amazing tutor!"

- Daniel, Los Angeles, CA on 11/22/15

"Amazing Japanese teacher!"

- Sarah, San Jacinto, CA on 11/22/15

"Glad I did this."

- Ron, Martinsburg, WV on 11/2/15

"Knowlegable and fun tutor"

- Kira, San Marino, CA on 10/22/15

"Great Japanese Tutor"

- Sasuke, Saint Augustine, FL on 10/1/15

"Great teacher!"

- Moses, Glendale, CA on 9/27/15

"Azumi is a fun teacher."

- Holly, Topeka, KS on 8/4/15

"Very good and patient with me in my first lesson"

- Rusty, Charlotte, NC on 7/22/15

"Azumi is great!"

- Kristi, Downers Grove, IL on 6/19/15

"Sensei Azumi the Great"

- Curtis, Miami, FL on 5/30/15

"Great tutor, great listener"

- Joseph, North Hollywood, CA on 10/13/14

"Fantastic Japanese Tutor"

- Kristopher, Manhattan Beach, CA on 9/23/14

"Fun, professional, and fantastic!"

- Carol, Pasadena, CA on 8/14/14

"Off to a good start"

- Adam, Santa Monica, CA on 9/11/13

"Great lesson!"

- Pedro, Sherman Oaks, CA on 5/18/13

"Exceptional Experience"

- Chris, Los Angeles, CA on 4/29/13

"Lovely, patient, caring tutor."

- Jennifer, Culver City, CA on 3/6/13

"Azumi is great!"

- Catherine, Santa Monica, CA on 2/11/13

"Great tutor."

- Johnny, Burbank, CA on 1/25/13

"Wonderful"

- Samuel, Encino, CA on 7/31/12

"Great voice and presentation skills, natural teacher/motivator!"

- Jak, Santa Monica, CA on 7/24/12

"The best Japanese teacher in town!!! Highly recommended!!! A+"

- Maria, Glendale, CA on 6/16/12

"Great fun tutor! Definitely experienced! A+"

- Clark, Lomita, CA on 5/9/12

"Great Tutor"

- Brian, Los Angeles, CA on 1/18/12

"Great Teacher"

- Eric, Valley Village, CA on 9/28/11

"Awesome!"

- Tiana, North Ridge, CA on 8/3/11
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Japanese

I am a native Japanese speaker, with formal training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. I am a graduate of KEC Japanese Language Institute in Kobe, Japan. I studied to become a Japanese teacher with the intention of teaching outside of Japan. I have experience teaching people of all levels and backgrounds both in Japan and here in Los Angeles.

KEC Japanese Language Institute

Education

KEC Japanese Language Institute

Quickest hour of my week. — Azumi is very well-prepared and well-trained in teaching Japanese. She gauges my skill level very accurately, and can anticipate common mistakes very well. To me, these are signs of having lots of experience. Her bright personality, broad life experiences and great sense of humor also make the lessons very relatable and enjoyable. All this makes it well worth my while to make the somewhat long dri ...

— Cliff, Long Beach, CA on 12/10/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Azumi will travel within 8 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106.